Multiple Award-Winning Author releases first collection of poems for Young People

Notable poet, essayist, storyteller and children’s author, Tolu’ A. Akinyemi’s latest collection of poems, ‘You Need More Than Dreams’ is a collection of didactic and instructive poems targeted at young people and teenagers. Tolu’ A. Akinyemi has received great acclaim locally and internationally for his literary acumen and writing talent, which has seen him publish… Continue reading Multiple Award-Winning Author releases first collection of poems for Young People

Born Lippy hosts riveting night at Cobalt Studios CIC

Born Lippy treated lovers of poetry, comedy and hip-hop to an electric night where glittering words were shared by all performing acts. Donald Jenkins hosted the night, which is tagged a monthly celebration of everything wordy and had pulsating performances that had the audience craving for more right to the very end. The performers for… Continue reading Born Lippy hosts riveting night at Cobalt Studios CIC

Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim wins Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022

Newcastle based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim has been declared as the winner of the Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022. Ibrahim was announced the winner at the grand finale of the 2022 edition of the Quramo Festival of Words, which was held at the Eko Hotels and Suites in Lagos on Sunday, October 9th, 2022. In… Continue reading Newcastle Based Nigerian Writer Ibrahim Babátúndé Ibrahim wins Quramo Writers’ Prize 2022

Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne

Since time immemorial, the written word has transcended borders and writers who, either through economic migration, adventure, self-preservation, or the sanctity of their pen, have found refuge in new territories. These new cities have become homes to the erudite ones who have enraptured us through their published works and literary talents. Tyne and Wear in… Continue reading Black Northern Writers Shaping the Literary Culture on the Tyne

Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior

Title: BLACK ≠ INFERIOR Genre: Poetry (a collection) Author: Tolu′ A. Akinyemi Publisher: The Roaring Lion Newcastle LTD Year of Publication: 2021 Date of Review: 30th of September, 2021 Word Count: 1,490 Reviewer: ENANG, God’swill Effiong ‘From every mountainside, let freedom ring’—Martin Luther King Jr. Black ≠ Inferior was spurned with everything compared to what… Continue reading Ushering in another Black History Month: Journeys into Tolu′ Akinyemi’s Black ≠ Inferior

Northumberland’s Shining Light: Philip Stuckey talks up music, poetry and storytelling…

TNR: Who were your early influences as a singer/songwriter? PS: I love James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Dan Fogelberg…basically all the songwriters who write poetry in music form. I was a big fan of the Dunfermline rock band, Nazareth as a teenager and loved Dan McCafferty’s voice. I was never a great Beatles fan but recognised… Continue reading Northumberland’s Shining Light: Philip Stuckey talks up music, poetry and storytelling…